David Trickey


Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families


David Trickey is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who has specialised in working with traumatised children, young people and their families since 2000. He is Co-director of the UK Trauma Council which harnesses the expertise of the UK’s leading child trauma experts to produce resources for those working with traumatised children and young people, as well as guidance and policy briefings based on the best available evidence. He is the Clinical Team Lead for a specialist CAMHS working with children in care. As a clinician he continues to focus on direct clinical work and the training and supervision of other clinicians around the world working with traumatised children and young people. He presents at international conferences and supervises doctoral research. He acts as an expert witness in civil and criminal cases involving children and trauma, particularly those bereaved by family homicide. He was a member of the committee responsible for the 2018 revision of the NICE Guidelines for PTSD. In all his roles he draws heavily on and contributes to the published research literature.

Selected Publications

  • Trickey, D., & Meiser-Stedman, R. (2018). Advances in the Assessment of PTSD in Children and Young People. In L. J. Farrell, T. H. Ollendick, & P. Muris (Eds.), Innovations in CBT for Childhood Anxiety, OCD & PTSD: Cambridge University Press.
  • Trickey, D. (2017). Stress and Reactions to Stress in Children. In D. Skuse, H. Bruce & L. Dowdney (Eds.) Child Psychology and Psychiatry 3rd Edition: Frameworks for Clinical Training and Practice. Wiley
  • Trickey, D. (2013). Post-traumatic Stress Disorders. In P. Graham & S. Reynolds (Eds.) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Families: 3rd Edition. CUP.
  • Trickey, D. et al. (2012). Meta-analysis of risk factors for PTSD in trauma exposed children. Clinical Psychology Review, 32, 122-138.
  • Trickey, D. & Black, D. (2009). Child trauma. In M. Gelder et al. (Eds.) New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry. Second Edition. OUP.
  • Trickey, D. (2008). Experiencing refugee status after previous trauma. In P. Appleton (Ed.) Children’s Anxiety – A Contextual Approach. Routledge.

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